Bhavageethe (also called Sugama Sangeetha [light music] ), is a semi-classical form of Indian music, influenced by both systems of Indian music. All states have Sugama Sangeetha of their regional language. Metrical poetry written in the regional language is set to tune by composers. A group of musicians comprising one or more singers with percussion support and one or two lead instruments (mandolin, sitar, flute, etc.) supported by guitar and bass guitar performs these songs. Of late, electronic keyboards and synthesizers have crept in as the lead instruments making traditional classical instruments less prominent. This form of music was initially conceived and nurtured by All India Radio, the state-owned broadcasting organisation of India. This is one of the most popular forms of music among the Indian people.
Major composers of Bhavageethe are C.Ashwath, Mysore Ananthaswamy, Raju Ananthaswamy and many more musicians.